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Lucens village
Lucens village
Coat of arms of Lucens
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Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Broye-Vully
 • Total 6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
498 m (1,634 ft)
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 3,334
 • Density 530.9/km2 (1,375.0/sq mi)
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Surrounded by Bussy-sur-Moudon, Cremin, Curtilles, Forel-sur-Lucens, Moudon, Oulens-sur-Lucens, Seigneux, Surpierre (FR), Villeneuve (FR)

Lucens is a municipality in Broye-Vully in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.


Lucens was first mentioned in 964 as in villa Losingus. It was formerly known by the German name Losingen.

In 1969, the Lucens reactor, an underground nuclear reactor started operation in Lucens. It soon had a serious accident, resulting in massive radioactive contamination of the underground site, which was then sealed.

The nearby municipality Oulens-sur-Lucens became part of Lucens municipality on 1 July 2011.

On 1 January 2017 the former municipalities of Brenles, Chesalles-sur-Moudon, Cremin, Forel-sur-Lucens and Sarzens joined together to become the municipality of Lucens.

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